Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

Growing Old In Newtown

Starting this week and continuing for the next several weeks, I will be sharing some excerpts from my autobiographical book, “Growing Old in Newtown.”

Grinches, Scrooges, and Other Christmas Thieves

In light of the season that we are in, I will feature my last article today that reflect upon the season, as we did last week.

My Most Memorable Christmas Memories

Invariably, one of the things that the holiday season ignites in most of us are memories of Christmas past.

Endangered Subtypes Within The Human Species

I recently came across the following data (about the number of endangered species) that was compiled by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services: Mammals (93), Birds (101), Reptiles (46), Fish (165), Clams (91), and Insects (85).

My View On The Guatemalan Refugees Caravan

Living in a small southern, rural community like Dillon does not exempt or prohibit us from being aware of the major issues and events of our times.

What Are We Coming To?

The slaying of the Jewish worshippers on this past Saturday in Pittsburgh, while they were praying in their synagogue, has greatly alarmed and awakened me to a terrible reality that we all would do well to heed.

Conflicted: Convictions, Conscience, And Culture

In writing this material for my column today has been both a challenge and a release for me due to the issues that I have had to consider and contend with within myself.

Dr. Dickie Cullum: A Job Well Done

For quite a few years now, October has been designated as National Clergy Observance Month. This is a time when pastors, preachers, and people of the cloth (both men and women) are commended, celebrated, and honored for the work that they do in regard to feeding God’s people with knowledge and understanding, as well as guiding and guarding them from spiritual peril and predators.

Evolving Priorities and Values of Baby Boomers

Immediately following World War II, which was won by what has come to be called our greatest generation, was a rapid growth of new babies in America.

A Tale Of Two Characters

Even as my column last week was spun by the unfortunate arrival of Hurricane Florence to our area with all of the disruptive and even detrimental effect that it unleashed upon us, my article today is likewise a result of the costly storm.